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Thursday, April 9, 2009

EWTN Holy Week Schedule




Highlights of EWTN’s Holy Week programming, including full coverage of this year’s “Way Of The Cross” from the Coliseum in Rome, are listed below:


HOLY THURSDAY:• Choral Meditations and Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper (BNSIC) –The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi celebrates the Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper live from The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The Basilica Choir will offers a series of meditations preceding the Mass. Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 9. •


The Easter Triduum: Ep1: Holy Thursday – Father John Corapi compares the Last Supper of Holy Thursday to the Passover. Airs 11 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 9.


GOOD FRIDAY:• Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Pope Benedict XVI – The Holy Father presides over the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at the Vatican Basilica in Rome. Airs 11 a.m. ET, Friday, April 10. •


Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion with the MFVA’s – The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word preside over The Solemn Commemoration of the Lord's Passion live from The Our Lady of Angel's Monastery Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Airs 4 p.m., Friday, April 10. •


Way of the Cross with Pope Benedict XVI –The Holy Father presides over The Stations of the Cross live from The Coliseum in Rome. Airs 3:15 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10. •


The Seven Last Words of Christ – This classical composition by Joseph Haydn features seven meditations on the last words of Jesus Christ. The Ottawa Chamber Music Society performs this rendition from Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10. •


Life is Worth Living: Good Friday – Archbishop Sheen looks at three types of responses to Jesus' Crucifixion: apathy, sympathy, antipathy. Airs 7 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10. •


The Easter Triduum: Ep.2: Good Friday – Father Corapi talks about the Paschal Mystery-Christ's suffering, death and resurrection. Airs 11 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10.


HOLY SATURDAY:• Easter Vigil Mass with Pope Benedict XVI – The Holy Father celebrates The Solemn Easter Vigil Mass live from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Airs 3 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 11. •


Easter Vigil Mass (BNSIC) – Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi celebrates The Solemn Easter Vigil Mass live from The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 11. •


Passion in Jerusalem – A unique telling of the Easter story using footage from modern-day Jerusalem and Holy Week activities to recount the amazing story of man's salvation. Airs 11:30 a.m. ET, Saturday, April 11. •


The Easter Triduum: Ep.3: Holy Saturday – Father Corapi likens Christ’s time in the tomb on Holy Saturday to the darkness that is in the world today, but also to the Dark Night of the Soul through which we come closer to God. Airs 11 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 11.


EASTER SUNDAY:• Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday with Pope Benedict XVI – The Holy Father celebrates The Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday live from St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Airs 4:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, April 12. •


“Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing –The Holy Father gives the traditional Easter message and blessing "Urbi et Orbi" - 'to the city of Rome and to the world'- live from St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Airs 6 a.m. ET, Sunday, April 12.


For more information on Holy Week programming, please visit EWTN’s website, http://www.ewtn.com.


***This schedule comes from EWTN's 'WINGS' enewsletter***

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